“Men willingly believe what they wish.” ~ Julius Caesar (100 BC – 44 BC)
With the kids back in school and the economy warming perhaps it’s a good time to re-up your networking. Tom Peters says, “The best have the best rolodex.” Speaking of networking, tune in next issue as we interview Reid Hoffman, CEO and Chairman of Linkedin.com.
Here’s a networking tip. Keep thank you cards and stationery in your trunk. You meet someone at an event and send them your card that night in the mail. It arrives, in some cases, the next day! Talk about a first impression!
Interesting Networking Events
Here are some interesting networking events coming soon…
Monday September 13th, 2004
Les Brown, the Man Renown, is back in town at the San Ramon Marriott. Les wrote the foreword for my book, Work Your Network! You may have seen him on one of his PBS specials, he is terrific! Call me if you’re a friend of the firm (you know who you are) and you’d like to see one of the greatest speakers on the planet! I bought a few extra tickets for friends and clients:
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, California 94583
The Money Masters: Top CFOs Talk Strategy
Monday, September 20, 2004
John G. Connors, CFO, Microsoft
Susan Decker, CFO, Yahoo
Steve Sordello, CFO, Ask Jeeves
Moderator, George Anders, News Editor, Wall Street Journal
The role of the corporate CFO has expanded significantly from that of financial controller, to corporate strategist and now corporate conscience and company spokesperson. CFOs must address the stricter corporate-governance and accountability provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and those proposed by the New York Stock Exchange as well as capital planning, shareholder value, global markets, executive compensation, ROI, stock options, IT value and outsourcing, and strategic, operational, reputational, regulatory, and information risk management. How are CFOs moving beyond compliance to transform corporate strategies and culture to meet the new realities? How are CFOs managing the constantly changing business environment? This panel of leading CFOs will discuss these questions and others at this first of its kind Churchill Club event.
Sponsored by Deloitte, Welsh Development Agency, Business 2.0
Location: Hyatt Rickeys Palo Alto 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Time: Networking/Buffet – 6:00PM Program: 7:00 PM
Members: $40 Non-Members; $60
On-Site registration: Members: $50 Non-Members; $70
REGISTER by FAX to (408) 265-0137 or by EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Recruiter Shares the Power of the Rolodex and More
September 22nd, 2004
It’s me, your favorite newsletter writer, speaking at Sonoma State University thanks to Anthony Caporale who saw me speaking at the Institute of Management Accountants meeting in Santa Rosa recently. Check out the great press release Sonoma State University put out about this event or read an except of the press release below. It is free to all Sonoma State students, alumni and staff. General admission is $5. The public is welcome to attend. Email Anthony for more information or just be there. Hope to see you!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Recruiter Shares the Power of the Rolodex and More, Sept. 22
Executive recruiter Joe M. Pelayo brings stories of the power of the Rolodex to his lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Sonoma State University’s Commons to students interested in high-powered networking techniques.
Pelayo is known to say often that the most successful people have the largest databases of personal and professional connections.
Pelayo is president of Joseph Michaels, Inc., one of the leading executive search firms on the West Coast, He founded the company in 1990 with $15,000 in savings and went on to build a multi-million dollar business. Author of the new best seller “Work Your Network!”, Pelayo is rated one of the top 75 headhunters in the nation.
September 30th, 2004
Wondering how you can promote your products or service effectively without spending a fortune on advertising? Promote yourself in your career or job search? Well, my friend Patrick “Mr. Buzz” Galvin is hosting his unique “Buzz Camp” on Thursday, September 30 in San Francisco that you and/or your marketing folks shouldn’t miss. I’ve attended one of Patrick’s dynamic seminars and I came away with a lot of great ideas to promote my business. For more details, visit www.galvincomm.com/seminars
Call us if you’re hiring 1-800-786-1099.
Joe Pelayo, C.P.C.
Joseph Michaels International
Global Recruiting Solutions
One of the top 75 Recruiters in the United States ~ Recruiter Life Magazine